Posts by Sara Nicholls

Autumn Newsletter

There has been lots going on and we are excited to share our most recent Newsletter with you. You can read our Autumn Newsletter here.    
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Crown Green Bowling – Welsh Champion of Champions

The final major event of the season, the Welsh Champion of Champions, was held on Sunday 7th October at Coed Talon Bowling Club. This event is in its fourth year and spectators had a tasty line up of players to watch. Forget ‘elite’ or ‘cream’, this is just about bowls at its best. President Brenda Jones was the host, starting the games off in style. Referees for the day were DT Evans, Arthur Peake and Peter Hughes. With the first four games underway, there was one change to the list with Chris Eccles ( Flintshire Midweek Merit winner ) taking
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British Male & Female Champion of Champions – Crown Green Bowls

It may be getting to the close of the 2018 season, but the ‘dragon’, it seems is not ready to hibernate. At the Waterloo Champion of Champions event in Blackpool at the weekend, Wales had much to celebrate and be proud of. In the men’s competition on Saturday 29th September John Bailey and Mathew Worden were flying the flag for Wales and they passed the baton to Linda Williams and Sarah Nicholas for the Ladies competition on the Sunday. The men’s event hosted an impressive field with some of the games’ best bowlers from across the Crown Green world. Young
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Wales Sport Awards

The Wales Sport Awards sees BBC Cymru Wales and Sport Wales join forces annually to showcase the very best of elite and grassroots sport in Wales. The Awards combine the expertise of both organisations to create Wales’ biggest ever sporting celebration. The Awards include a range of categories. The public can nominate and vote for their favourite community and elite sporting heroes, and an expert panel of judges decide many of the overall winners. The prestigious BBC Cymru Wales Sports Personality of the Year and Coach of the Year prizes are among those awarded on the night of the Awards.
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Welsh Bowlers success at Special Olympic Anniversary Games

The Anniversary Games in Stirling was celebrating Special Olympic GB’s 40th Anniversary and Special Olympic Worldwide’s 50th Anniversary.  Indoor Bowls was a late inclusion in the Anniversary Games which meant that only a small percentage of Welsh Bowlers were available for selection.  Cardiff Chameleons Bowls section, based at Sophia Gardens, is the biggest club in Wales for people with Intellectual Learning Difficulties.  Our numbers have increased considerably, following the success of the Welsh Bowlers at the National Summer Games in 2017 where a squad of 14 Bowlers came home with 20 medals.  The club now numbers 25 bowlers with many
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British Ladies Merit – Crown Green Bowling

The British Ladies Merit was held in July at Helsby Community Sports Club. ‘All the greens were brown’ but the Welsh ladies were on fire. Our three qualifiers from Wales, Jane Bowler ( Conwy ), Sarah Nicholas ( Gresford Colliery ) and Linda Williams ( Hawksbury ) seemed to find the conditions to their liking in as much as the standard of their performances was to win each one of them a place in the quarter final. From the first set of blocks, Linda made steady progress with 21-18, 21-17 and 21 -20 to reach this stage. Here she met
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Welsh Senior Merit 2018 – Crown Green Bowling

The annual Senior Championship for Wales at Brymbo Sports and Social Club. The event was hosted by 2018 Welsh President, Brenda Jones who was delighted to welcome everyone to this exceptional venue. A warm welcome was extended to the 2018 BCGBA President, Keith Andrews, who has many friends in Wales, and to Allan Jones and his wife Sue, from Bowls Wales – a co ordinating body for bowls across Wales. Their mission, to promote bowls as a life long sport for all and to raise awareness of all bowling codes. They had travelled from South Wales to experience for themselves
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British Junior Merit – Crown Green Bowling

The phrase ‘It’s Coming Home’ has been bandied about in sporting circles all summer. As a country, we can truly say this as the British Junior Merit Trophy returned to Wales at the weekend with a brilliant victory for Matthew Worden ( Gresford Colliery ). Together with Sam Williams ( Cunliffe ), they represented Wales at the competition which was held this year at Netherseal Bowling Club in Derbyshire. The event was hosted by the Deputy British President 2018 Graham Jackson. The field of 32 players from across the crown green bowling world included a few unfamiliar faces and names.
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Junior Merit – Crown Green Bowling

It was definitely a case of ‘thunderbolt and lightning’ at the Welsh Junior Merit at Benllech on Sunday 27th May. Deputy President, Dave Mathias was our host with Referees DT Evans, Arthur Peake and Alan Davies. This year we had a smaller number of entries than previous occasions with a field of 24 players from across North Wales. The weather was blustery with light rain as the games got underway in the preliminary round. As the rain eased and everyone settled down for the competition, the following names went through to the last 16 – Ben Hewitt, Ieuan Pugh, Harry
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10 Nations Tournament Announcement

The eyes of the bowls world will be on Cardiff & Vale next month for a 10 nations test match. Wales have invited nine countries to take part in the nine-day event which is being held as part of the preparation for the Atlantic Championships which Wales will host in 2019. Countries taking part are Malaysia, Australia, USA, Spain, Ireland, Jersey, Canada, South Africa and Namibia (men only). Both the WBA and WWBA have chosen teams made up of a mix of experienced and a development players to give them an opportunity to play against some of the top countries
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